Visual Arts

Gallery Hop highlights: student art to seasoned pros

Cellist by Joyce Garner.
Cellist by Joyce Garner.

elsewhere on the hop

It is the last Gallery Hop of the year, giving patrons chances to browse a lot of art as the holiday season gets into full swing. Here are some highlights of the night.

■ School-level winners of the 2014-15 PTA/PTSA Reflections competition will be on display in the downstairs community room of the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street. This year's theme was, "The world would be a better place if ..." Winning entries include painting, photography, literature in a notebook, projected film entries and live performances of the music and dance entries between 6 and 7 p.m.

■ The Living Arts and Science Center, 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard, will present Pattern, Color, and Form: The Art of Marco Logsdon and Nicole Hand. Logsdon, a former Chicago gallery owner, creates pattern works on wood. Hand, a Murray State University art professor, is a celebrated print maker.

■ An 18-foot painting of several dinner scenes by Louisville artist Joyce Garner serves as the jumping-off point for the exhibit at New Editions Gallery, 500 West Short Street. Three interior designers, two artists and one florist have been invited to decorate tabletops interpreting the big painting. There will also be appetizers and other features inspired by the work, part of a series Garner has been working on for several years.

■ Two more pieces in the Lexington Art League's Interstruct series of installations will be revealed in the Distillery District: The James Pepper Barrel Warehouse, 1170 Manchester Street, will have Ohio-based artist Taryn McMahon's exploration of the history of bourbon in Kentucky in Raised from the Seeds Sown in Spring. At 1228 Manchester Street, Knoxville-based artist Jason Sheridan Brown presents a look at the relationship between coal and the railroad in Kentucky.

■ Also in the Distillery District, MS Rezny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester Street, presents Totems, Tales & 'Toons — the story beneath the surface, drawings by Chris Brannock and paintings by Kathy Rees Johnson.

■ Much has changed in The Square, formerly known as Victorian Square, at Main Street and Broadway. But Artists Attic remains on the fourth floor, this Gallery Hop featuring Flowers, Figures and Fillies by Ann Pass, Cissy Hamilton and Lee Sturtevant.

■ The Morlan Gallery in Transylvania University's Mitchell Fine Arts Building presents Rural Women: Photographs by Maxine Payne, images taken near the United States-Mexico border and inspired by Depression era work of John and Mancy Massengill, whose photos were recently shown at Institute 193, 193 North Limestone.

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